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    Electrek has learned some details of Tesla’s ‘Powerpack 2.0’, the second generation of Tesla Energy’s scalable battery pack for commercial and utility-scale projects, which will be equipped with the new 2170 battery cells. The new cell is potentially Tesla’s most important product to be unveiled this year – and yes, I’m aware Tesla unveiled the Model 3 earlier this year.

    Not much is known about Tesla’s new battery cell developed in partnership with Panasonic and that will soon go into production at the Gigafactory in Nevada. CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel both said that the new 2170 format cell will feature a new battery chemistry slightly different from the current 18650 cells used by Tesla in its vehicles and energy storage products. more…

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    That is incredible news. I'm looking forward to having a Model 3 with 400+ mile range!
     
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      Do you think we would have a base Model 3 around 300mil+?
       
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      That would be nice! I think we'll have to wait until the second half of 2017 to find out for sure.
       
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      The new cells have almost 47% more volume than the 18650 so capacity is certainly higher.

      I'm going to assume here that the new modules with the new cells are the same as what is going into the Model 3 just like the modules in the current power wall and power packs are the same as used in the Model S. Tesla likes to leverage what they already have.

      I think we're going to see some interesting (surprising) range numbers for Model 3 :) Yes they said minimum of 215 miles buy I think they were sandbagging the industry on purpose with those numbers.
       
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